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Table 3 Odds ratio with 95% confidence interval for association between demographic characteristics as well as the use of Certificate of Urgency and Knowledge of Certificate of Urgency

From: Knowledge of mental health legislation in Ghana: a case of the use of certificate of urgency in mental health care

Variables Knowledge of Certificate of Urgency Univariate Multivariatea
Adequate (n) Inadequate (n) OR (95% CI) P-value AOR (95% CI) P-value
Gender
 Female 72 130 1.10 (0.48–2.48) 0.797 0.85 (0.19–3.09) 0.698
 Male 68 109 1.00   1.00  
Professional qualification
 Med. doctor 14 2 1.02 (0.44–2.35) 0.838 1.62 (0.41–5.66) 0.529
 Phy. assistance 15 14 1.00   1.00  
 Nurse 111 223 1.14 (0.32–4.01) 0.912 2.00 (0.17–25.05) 0.636
Specialties
 Primary care 68 130 1.00   1.00  
 Obst. and gynecol. 50 46 2.01 0.139 1.21 (0.28–6.27) 0.706
 Surgery 6 16 1.00    
 Psychiatry 12 4 12.5 (3.54–45.49) < 0.001 9.56 (1.57–65.2) 0.014
 Internal medicine 4 43 6.33 (0.08–1.56) 0.112 0.44 (0.08–2.46) 0.255
Years of work (years)
 1–5 73 140 1.00   1.00  
 6–10 42 79 0.89 (0.41–3.02) 0.797 1.29 (0.35–4.81) 0.122
 11–15 22 12 2.86 (1.13–20.28) 0.121 1.31 (0.04–2.19) 0.211
 16 years and above 3 8 1.00   1.00  
Use of the Certificate of Urgency
 Yes 81 20 8.21 (3.12–20.18) < 0.001 4.77 (1.021–14.01) 0.044
 No 59 219 1.00   1.00  
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. a Mutually adjusted